What Time Does The Belmont Stakes Start This Year?

Written By Matt Burke | Last Updated
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Triple Crown season will go out with a bang on June 8. The two winners of the first two legs are expected to race in the Belmont. Fans and bettors alike will be wondering what time does the Belmont Stakes start this year? Below we will deliver that info as well as all of the various ways you can wager on the horse race at Saratoga Springs.

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What time does the Belmont Stakes start and end?

Horse races are over in the blink of an eye so it’s mighty important to be situated by the time the race begins. Everyone invested in the race will want to know what time does the Belmont Stakes start? This year’s Belmont Stakes will start at 6:41 p.m. ET. Post time is rarely exact as pre-race activities can often drag on longer than expected. But you will want to be in your seat by 6:41 p.m. ET to watch this year’s Belmont Stakes race.

Winners of the Belmont Stakes typically finish just under 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It is anticipated that the winner of this year’s Belmont will have a shorter time of victory, though, as this year’s Belmont will actually be run in Saratoga Springs due to renovations at the traditional track in Elmont, New York. 

With the Belmont start time likely to be around 6:41 p.m. ET, you can expect the race to end by 6:50 p.m. ET at the latest. The TV channel that will broadcast this year’s race is FOX. FS1 will begin broadcasting from Saratoga Springs at 10:30 a.m. ET. The main telecast on FOX will start at 4 p.m. ET and run until 7 p.m. ET. As far as Belmont Stakes betting odds, some of the favorites for this year’s race are Fierceness (3-1) and Mystik Dan (5-1).

How long does the Belmont Stakes last?

The Belmont Stakes is called “The Test of the Champion” for a reason. It is the most grueling race of the three Triple Crown races due to the length of the track. This year will be a bit different with the race taking place in Saratoga Springs. The race this year will be shortened to 1.25 miles from its traditional length of 1.5 miles.